Dear Owen Jones – If Council Housing Isn’t For Poor People Then Why Do...

Owen Jones tells us that more MPs should live in council housing. This is incorrect for the obvious reason that we taxpayers out here shouldn't be subsidising the housing arrangements of someone on four times the average wage plus...

Obviously, Student Loans Are Government Spending And Debt – Why Wouldn’t They Be?

The Office for National Statistics has insisted that student loans should, at least partially, be counted as government spending. Further, that the accumulation of what students owe on their loans should be counted as part of the national debt...

Severn Bridge Tolls Scrapped – But Why Shouldn’t People Pay To Go To Wales?

The tolls on the Severn Bridges are about to be scrapped, ending an 800 year old tradition - that entering or leaving Wales be something to be paid for. Entering, well, not so much as a thing of value,...

Behold The Power Of Unions – Tube Drivers On £100,000 On Automatic Trains

That unions exist is true, that they are indeed an expression of the collective power of the workers is also true. But there's a certain uncertainty over exactly who it is they stand up to and for. We can...

Remarkable Evidence Of Welfare State Working – 130,000 Children In Temporary Accommodation For Christmas

Here's a story to warm the cockles of even Scrooge's heart as we contemplate the 130,000 children who will be in temporary accommodation this Christmas. Isn't the British welfare state doing well in clearing up the potential problem of...

Government Admits Incompetence – Investor Golden Visas Suspended Over Money Laundering

This is an interesting admission from the current UK government - they're incompetent. They've decided that the investor golden visa system must be suspended over worries concerning money laundering. This is a system whereby rich folks can promise to...

Food Banks Are A Great Conservative Success Story – Why Wouldn’t They Celebrate Them?

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, the darling young thing that she is, seems to believe that State incompetence is a new thing. That it's only in these past few years that people have been made to wait for the crusts -...

The Mail Gets Confused About Inflation Rates – Quelle Surprise

Our newspapers are written by those who failed maths GCSE and thus had to make do with pursing an arts degree instead. Given this it's really no surprise at all to find that there's often a certain confusion when...

There Is No Austerity In The UK – Tax Take At 50 Year High

There are a number of different possible definitions of austerity in the economic sense and the truth is that the UK does not enjoy nor suffer any of them. This isn't quite what we get told but then that's...

Smart Meters – Given What Government Does Why Do We Want More Of It?

You don't have to look far to find those who think we should have more government. It's perhaps only the last 10% of the Tory Party hanging on to the fringe which argues that perhaps we' be better off...

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Utilitywise Collapse Shows The Energy Markets Are Working

We can tell how this is going to go, can't we? One of the energy companies, Utilitywise, has just collapsed and this shows that...